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Leanyer Recreation Park

215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Family friendly

What a fabulous park. It's free entry. Large shallow swimming area with water play area and three... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
via mobile
Great for the kids!

What a place to have fun! If you are needing yourself and your kids to cool off, this is a local... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Darwin, Australia
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On November 15th 2010, the YMCA proudly assumed management of the Leanyer Recreation Park. Entry is free to this fantastic venue.The Park consists of dry and wet recreational area's. There are 3 massive water slides where you can ride the water, a water park with swimming area's and a water playground, just the place to get wet and splash around in. There is also a dry play ground, a skate park, a half basketball court, BBQ's, a Cafe and lots of shaded area'sThe newly opened cafe is a great place for a coffee and a bite to eat. it also has catering available to busy mums and other organizations. menu's are available on our website.The Recreation Park is open daily from 8am to 8pm. The Water Park is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm during school terms. During School Holidays we are open every day from 10am to 7pm. On Public Holidays we are also open from 10am - 7pm.
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  • Average3%
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“water slides” (82 reviews)
“free fun” (20 reviews)
“all ages” (41 reviews)
215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous park. It's free entry. Large shallow swimming area with water play area and three water slides. I left my husband kids here while I did some errands in the large shopping centre just down the road. Kids loved it.

Thank Shayster23
Reviewed 28 August 2017

What a place to have fun! If you are needing yourself and your kids to cool off, this is a local gem. Fun filled waterful adventures for the little kids and the big kids.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Its free. How incredible is that. You take your tribe and once 1 of them suggests they are bored you pack up and leave. Love it.

Thank montytravels
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Perfect way for kids to have lots of fun, and amazingly it's free. Shaded areas for parents to sit, and a playground also for rest between water slides. Just note the big slides are not open all day, see latest timing here.

Thank ExpatBren
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Here we found a relaxed and nice place to swim and hang out at daytime. Café was not the best due to strange openings hours. Otherwise It go nice shaded spots to sit. It has all you need and mostly families with kids which is...More

Thank Elrobo G
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Still can't believe that somewhere so clean, tidy and full of fun for all ages (in our case 18mth to 70 years!) can be FREE ! Water slides to suit all ages and levels of thrill-seeker'ness, paddling pools for toddlers, mini water slides and equipment...More

Thank MKNS2013
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We took the children along the park is clean and tidy lots of parking several activity areas water slides pool area cafe BBQ areas all around and it's free to use Recommend this to everyone.

Thank Mal S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This would cost our family $100 in Canberra but is free. Water is clean, fairly quiet in July and water a touch cool but not much different to summer in Canberra. A few more trees would make it even nicer.

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Where else can you spend the day for free? Slides are great or just float around the pool. Playground keeps the kids happy and there are BBQ's or just use cafe. If you are going to BBQ get there early as always popular!

Thank Ruthlewistristan13
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here, mainly in the giant pool. The water slides were too intimidating for my 7-year old at first, but she eventually had a go.

Thank IHarbour
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Mario C
20 March 2017|
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Response from Craig W | Reviewed this property |
free entry
7 February 2017|
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Response from Chris O | Reviewed this property |
No, Leanyer which is 15 min drive from city.
Michelle H
25 September 2015|
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Response from julius S | Reviewed this property |
Ohh.. Kakadu is abt 150. km. and JAbiru is abt 220km from Darwin, Only a few Kms to Cahills crossing which is the furthest you can go without a permit. . Good burgers at Coroborree (100km) and Bark hut ( 130km.)Cahills... More